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For all the talk about American exceptionalism the arc of history seems to be moving to the Left, broadly speaking. Despite the reality that the American Left seems weaker in numbers and less coherent a movement than the Right, conservatives have been waging a rearguard battle by and large. The macrohistorical trends are simply not born out by the strength of numbers that conservatives have at any given moment. One might infer from this that there are strong sociocultural dynamics and institutional biases which nudge Western liberal democracies in a Left direction, with the rate of change modulated by contemporary political configurations. And yet perhaps we are too Whiggish, human history has been characterized by secular trends being nested within broader cyclical patterns.
Originally posted by TheBloodRed
How about we just toss out this whole "partisan" idea and just run the government on how people want. If you are a good candidate, you shouldn't have to be in a certain party.
Parties originated to group people with similar ideals but today it is less that and moreso a political tool to get votes. Such scrutiny but thanks for this thread.
(I also find the country built on conservative thinking as there was much needed in the subject of government and industry building. When those two things boomed, only then did people start getting more and more liberal.)
Originally posted by Hadrian
reply to post by SPACEYstranger
aren't individual freedoms moot when awarded within a fascist corporate state? (that's rhetorical lest i reveal my political slant.)